Dungeon Keeper 3 cancelled back in 2000, but trademark now renewed

20 August 2009
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Dungeon Keeper 3: War of the Overworld was cancelled back in March of 2000. We’re taking a look at it now that Electronic Arts yesterday filed two new trademark registrations for Dungeon Keeper!

I wanted to look into the series since my brother was a big fan of the original game, but sadly I found out that it was indeed cancelled. Although EA may bring back many Bullfrog properties, it’s not yet known whether Dungeon Keeper will be one of them or not.

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  • Dungeon Keeper 3 was originally announced back in February of 2000 with concept designs dating as early as 1999, where a trailer for the third game was included in Dungeon Keeper 2.

    However Bullfrog pulled the plug on the game before it could even get off the ground (no programmers were ever assigned to the project). That’s because EA decided to put the team on some much higher profile projects, namely The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter games.

    The third game was to build on the previous games in which you defended your evil dungeon from do-gooders that would destroy it. The game was to include a new race and new good heroes, which would be playable.

    However there is a “kind of” third game in development right now. And that game is Dungeon Keeper Online. Although so far it is being developed for the Chinese market.

    Via Wikipedia & Superannuation


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    • fred lundberg

      Any update on this news?

      [Mod edit: Sadly nothing new to report, we’ll update if there is.]

    • Alexander

      Its hard to think that after ten years they would bring Dungeon Keeper back. It would be nice though… Really nice…

    • Polantaris

      I really hope they intend to bring back Dungeon Keeper. It was one of the best games back in the day, so much fun, so many memories. If it were to be brought back, and actually better than the 2nd (Sometimes they bring back games and the new ones are terrible), I would be a very very happy man.

    • claire arnold

      i loved the first game so much its been one of my favourate games of all time! i keep checking every few months or so to see if anyone knows anthing more about it but not much yet. im sure theres lots of people out there waiting very patiently, and im sure that if it does get made and released it would be a big game. fingers crossed, hurry up EA and bullfrog!!!!!!

    • Richie

      Just a point of intrest on this matter. A new game called dungeons is to be released on 10th feb 2011. It is based on the dungeon keeper series/format. Its by a company called kalypso media.

      Not quite dungeon keeper 3 but as close as we are going to get it seems.

    • Erebus2075

      its utterly shit and got nothing to do with dk, if i was a mass millioner i would sue the company untill they couldnt even afford to live in a cardbord box!, advatising as a copy off dk with better grafic and giving us a shit rpg with click to move and NO elements that assembles dk except the grafic

    • Erebus2075

      dk is properly one off the best and most new thinking games ever and it got stopped to make that kind off shit 🙁 makes me cry..

    • “Your nocturnal vigilance has earned you a special game tip: GO TO BED!”

      I can’t remember how many times I saw that pop up while playing DK2 back in the day 🙂  I would *LOVE* to see DK3 *finally* come to fruition.  DK2 remains one of my favorite video games of all time, and I still play it once in a while.

    • Pappydean

      Why was DK3 cancelled? It was the best game EA put out as far as I am concerned. Will there ever be a DK3? If not why not? The BEST game series ever and it was cancelled for over game projects. BOOHOOHOO. Please think of putting a team back on this project, I for one will buy it, as I am sure many of your other patrons will. Thank You!

    • Danielle Sitterly

      Dont know if anyone will see this, since the last post was over a year ago, there is currently in production a game called war of the overworld that is going to be just like Dungeon Keeper, but since the new developers are not affiliated with EA there will have to be some minor difference for example there wont be the horned reaper because he is owned by EA as a trademark. Right now it is in it’s extremely early stages, where if people preorder it, they can actually take part in helping in the production and feedback of the game. It will Essentially be Dungeon Keeper 3 and even got Peter Molenyeux’s blessing to do this.

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